CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES TO BE JOINED BY AMA SUPERMOTO EVENT DURING ROAD AMERICA WEEKEND MILWAUKEE (May 31, 2006) -- The finest racing on four wheels comes to Road America September 22-24 when the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...
CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES TO BE JOINED BY AMA SUPERMOTO EVENT DURING ROAD AMERICA WEEKEND
MILWAUKEE (May 31, 2006) -- The finest racing on four wheels comes to Road America September 22-24 when the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford hits the 4.048-mile Elkhart Lake road circuit, but this year's event will bring some two-wheel excitement to the show as well.
At today's joint Champ Car/American Motorcycle Association pre-event press conference at Elkhart Lake, it was announced that the AMA Super Moto series would run alongside the Champ Car World Series, the Champ Car Atlantic and the Rotax Max Challenge Series at this year's Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America. The motorcycle event will be run Saturday night under the lights as the on- and off-road series competes during a Champ Car weekend for the first time.
"We are always looking for ways to bring more excitement to the fans during our three-day festivals of speed and the AMA Super Moto series will help us do that," said Champ Car President Steve Johnson. "We are looking forward to a great weekend in our return to Road America and AMA Super Moto will add to the weekend's value for our fans."
Nelson Philippe (#4 CTE Racing -- HVM Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and Will Power (#5 Aussie Vineyards Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) were on hand on a sunny Wednesday at Road America to help build excitement for the September race weekend. The Champ Car Fast Lap team was on hand to give pace-car rides around the fabled circuit as were some of the stars of the AMA Superbike series, who gave Philippe and Power high-speed rides on the back of their Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles.
Former Green Bay Packer All-Pro defensive lineman and current Milwaukee Mile executive Gilbert Brown was one of the first riders to climb aboard a Ford Mustang GT/CS for a ride with the Champ Car Fast Lap team, and emerged with a new perspective on speed.
"Man do these ladies know how to roll!" Brown exclaimed upon getting out of the car. "I could barely look but I didn't scream. That was a great ride."
The Champ Car World Series makes its first visit to Milwaukee this weekend with the June 3-4 Time Warned Cable Road Runner 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. Qualifying takes place on Saturday with Sunday's race getting the green flag at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can watch all of the action live on SPEED, or via the Race Director feature on the official website of the Champ Car World Series, www.champcar.ws.